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Potential Targets: Chris Capuano

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Potential Targets: Chris Capuano

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 17: Pitcher Chris Capuano #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Target: Chris Capuano

2013 stats: 4-7, 4.26 ERA, 105 2/3 innings, 81 strikeouts, 24 walks with Los Angeles Dodgers

Capuano is another free agent lefty starter the Texas Rangers could look to to fill the void left by Derek Holland's knee surgery that will keep him out until at least midseason. Capuano is no world-beater, but he'd come at a very cheap price and although he only made 20 starts last season, he's been durable in the past, leading the league in starts twice in his career (2005 and 2012). He does give up a pretty good amount of home runs, and not in hitter-friendly parks (Dodger Stadium, Chase Field, Miller Park), so that's a bit of a red flag when you're talking about pitching the majority of your games in Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers are in a bit of a bind here. They can either go big (Tanaka), go medium (Arroyo), go low (Capuano) or go internal. It's up to Jon Daniels & Co. to decide which way to go.

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